This memorandum provides background information on current and past statutory mechanisms used to refund state revenue in excess of the spending limit contained in the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR). TABOR allows the state to use "any reasonable method" for refunds.
Refund Mechanisms Used for TABOR Surpluses, Tax Years 1997 through 2019. No refunds were required for unlisted years, including 1993 through 1996 and 2020.
Colorado receives annual payments from tobacco manufacturers as part of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). In April 2021, the state received $86.6 million, which was used to determine distributions to MSA-funded programs for the Current FY 2021-22. This document presents a forecast...
Among the allowable uses of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, states have the most flexibility in spending the portion of funding used to offset the state revenue loss attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. This memorandum provides information on the revenue loss reported for...
The subpanel supporting the Economic Relief and Recovery Task Force is pleased to present this final report. After the Summary of Findings. The report is divided into five discrete sections. The organization into discrete sections reflects the organization of the work of the subpanel. In order...
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Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Task Force on Economic Recovery and Relief Cash Fund.
This publication provides an overview of marijuana laws in Colorado as well as marijuana licensing, marijuana in the state budget, regulations, federal law and jurisdictional issues, and additional resources.
Focus Colorado presents forecasts for the economy and state government revenue through FY 2019-20. Implications of the forecast for the state's General Fund budget and spending limit are described in the report's highlights and executive summary sections. The report is based on current law,...
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy.
This handbook is designed to be a reference guide for legislators and the public on the topic of Colorado laws related to liquor licensing. It covers the three-tier regulatory structure; license and permit types; general licensing requirements; enforcement; taxes and fees; and recent...
The state incurs wildfire-related expenditures in several departments for various activities including wildfire prevention, preparedness, mitigation, suppression, and recovery. These activities are not explicitly broken out in the state budget and are spread across various line items in...
This memorandum provides information on state tax expenditures for renewable energy resources. State tax expenditures include individual and corporate income tax credits, deductions, and exemptions, and sales and use tax exemptions. Renewable energy resources include solar, wind, geothermal,...